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    valley with the great peoples and snowy mountain

    by sweetanswer Written Oct 29, 2011

    Favorite thing: the valley hunza,,,no one can express about the defination words hunza,,its feeling,,its beauty,,this valley own the kings who filled the heart with happines,,
    hunza live in my heart ever and will,,un till im alive,,

    Fondest memory: i vist hunza in 1997 july,,,and this visit change my self ,,my mind,,its trun me a patirotic person,,
    i love my country,,coz it beautiful allover the world

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    The Silk Road

    by besal Written Jun 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China to Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass at a recently confirmed altitude of 4,693 metres (15,397 feet), by far the highest paved international border crossing in the world.

    The highway, connecting Northern Areas of Pakistan to the ancient Silk Road, runs about 1,200 km from Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China to Havelian in the Abbottabad District of Pakistan. An extension of the highway meets the Grand Trunk Road at Hasan Abdal, west of Islamabad, Pakistan. A large part of the highway runs through the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

    The KKH was built by the governments of Pakistan and China, and was completed in 1978, after about twenty years of work. Several hundred Pakistani and Chinese workers lost their lives, mostly in landslides and falls, while working on the highway. The route of the KKH traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road.

    On the Pakistani side, the road was constructed by FWO (Frontier Works Organization), employing the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers. Owing to the extremely sensitive state of the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, the Karakoram highway has strategic and military importance.

    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakoram_Highway

    KKH Map Marker KKH snaking Indus gorge Pakistan-China border
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    Tip 4

    by l_joo Written Nov 28, 2004

    Favorite thing: Landscape when come to Hunza is already a common thing, at anywhere I can see big snow mountains deep valleys etc. There's no place in Hunza with boring landscape. If you take a closer look into this pic, it has a paraglider in it, they were tourists that came here for it. I realized that from two tourists expert in this sport.

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    Tip 1

    by l_joo Updated Nov 26, 2004

    Favorite thing: Just to let you know this location of Karimabad under Hunza valley is a place where I saw most tourists, approximately 30 tourists in 3 days. The rest of Pakistan have less than 20 in a total of 19 days.

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    Glorious Peaks.

    by TOOCOOL Written Apr 30, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The peaks surrounding Hunza are glorious. There is more concentration of high peaks here than any place in the world. Some of claimed many lives like Ultar Peak which is still unconquered. So sit down, take your binoculars and look around!

    Fondest memory: The peaks keep changing colours throughout the day because of different angles of the sun. Dont miss the change of colours!

    Ultar Peak
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    Tip 3

    by l_joo Written Nov 28, 2004

    Favorite thing: This is a photo taken by me in Karimabad town of a construction site. A boy was looking at us curiously, so Andy wanted to snap him in face, while he did that, I do mine.

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    Tip 2

    by l_joo Written Nov 26, 2004

    Favorite thing: This is a supposed water smoking ware of Hunza. I saw it on Old Hunza Inn's canteen table, it looked quite unique to me and probably they smoke this way to gain their longevity of life.

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    The Land of Fruits.

    by TOOCOOL Updated May 14, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Hunza is known as the land of apricots, apples, peaches, cherries and grapes. Apricots are in huge amounts and are very tasty. Lots and lots of gardens filled with fruit.

    Apricots
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    Stunning Landscape!

    by TOOCOOL Updated May 12, 2003

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    Fondest memory: The stunning landscape of Hunza is one reason why you want to go there! You cannot imagine how strange and beautiful it is.

    Hunza Valley
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